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Subject: Re: Faust
From: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 8 Dec 2017 14:38:30 +0000
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Either that or he realizes he no longer has any bargaining chips.
Have you heard him recently?

Bob

On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 09:26 ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Bryn Terfel is reported to have told Met people after the disastrous
> Tosca staging that he would not return to the company until he
> approved of the production.  He obviously has been convinced that the
> new Tosca due later this month is more to his liking.
>
> Angelo from Boston
>
>
>
>
> > On December 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM Shirley Moyer <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Angela Gheorghiu pulled out of the Met’s starry Faust because of
> McAnuff’s production.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Dec 8, 2017, at 8:32 AM, Kiwi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > >
> > > A close example I can think of is the horrible, dreadful, ridiculous
> and ill-conceived Samson in Berlin a couple of seasons ago, where the
> action was moved forward to, I guess, the late 1800s, Samson never went
> blind and never toppled the temple and his destruction of the Philistines
> came with him pointing to train box cars in which they willingly and
> dutifully entered to be taken to concentration camps / gas chambers.
> > >
> > > This was to be repeated with the same cast at a later date but I heard
> they rebelled and together with a negative audience reaction (though a
> handful of critics, as is their want, and another handful of progressive
> audience members loved the entire thing, though I can't really think why
> except to be contrarian) they staged Carmen in its place.  As far as I
> know, the ill-conceived opera has never been staged again.
> > >
> > > Also, wasn't there a Planet of the Apes restaging in which the star
> bolted? Believe that one was in France.
> > >
> > > My understanding is that the singers don't usually walk away from a
> production;  they have medical issues, family issues, scheduling issues.
> It seems a safer way to go....
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message----- From: semiramide1945 .
> > > Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 9:35 PM
> > > To: [log in to unmask]
> > > Subject: Re: Upcoming Boheme?
> > >
> > > I wonder if singers having to sign contracts years in advance can ever
> > > refuse to be part of this Reggie Trash when the time comes? Does anyone
> > > know of a major artist who walks away when they saw what the
> production was
> > > going to be?
> > >
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